The BBC have confirmed that they are planning a biopic about the origins of the Doctor Who TV series. The show will be along the same lines of the BBC 4 Road To Coronation Street drama, which told the back stage story of the development of Corrie.
The 90-minute show, tentatively titled An Adventure In Space, will air on BBC 2 in 2013, to coincide with Doctor Who’s 50th anniversary
The show will be written by long-term Doc Who scribe Mark Gattis and produced by Stephen Moffat and Caroline Skinner. Gattis said: “This is the story of how an unlikely set of brilliant people created a true television original, and how an actor – William Hartnell – stereotyped in hard-man roles became a hero to millions of children. I’ve wanted to tell this story for more years than I can remember! To make it happen for Doctor Who’s 50th birthday is quite simply a dream come true.”
Moffat added: “The story of Doctor Who is the story of television, so it’s fitting in the anniversary year that we make our most important journey back in time to see how the TARDIS was launched.”